Andrea Cobar

Andrea Mejia

Where did you go to college?
I went to UC Berkeley. Go Bears!

How long have you been with the College of Engineering?
I started working at the College of Engineering in 2017 at the EECS department.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Helping students learn how to navigate the different resources that UC Berkeley offers and seeing their transformative journey throughout their undergraduate years at Cal.

What advice do you have for students?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to ask for help. There are so many people at Cal that want to help you and see you succeed!

What is the most unusual job you’ve had?
I don’t think I’ve ever really had an “unusual” job, but as an undergrad at Cal, I worked at Cal Performances as an usher and got to see so many cool performances that I wouldn’t have had the chance to see otherwise. I’m talking about performances by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela with conductor Gustavo Dudamel, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Mariinsky Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group at Zellerbach Hall, to performances like Lenny Kravitz, Estelle, Pentatonix, Florence and the Machine and Hozier at the Greek Theatre. That was a really fun job!

What are your favorite TV Shows?
I absolutely love “This is Us.” That show gets me in my feels, it’s so good! I’m loving a lot of the series on Netflix and the Marvel series on Disney+. I also love watching cooking competition shows like “MasterChef” and “Top Chef.” I love all things Disney, Pixar and Marvel movies — I can go on and on!

What is your favorite song, band or type of music?
I listen to a little bit of everything, but I love pop music! Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and the Jonas Brothers are a few of my faves. I also love listening to music in español like Camilo, Shakira, Juanes, Carlos Vives, and Bacilos.

Andrea’s pronouns are she/her/hers/ella, be sure to share yours with her.